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Hotel Cadillac Today

Hotel Cadillac, Rochester, NY

The Hotel Cadillac likely started out as a very posh place in Rochester, NY.

Hotel Cadillac in its heyday
Postcard of the Hotel Cadillac

Perhaps it was built in the 1930’s – 1940’s, when Rochester’s elite would meet for a drink on Chestnut Street downtown.

Hotel Cadillac Bar
Hotel Cadillac Bar

The elegant Lounge Bar at the Hotel Cadillac.

Hotel Cadillac Today

This is the Hotel Cadillac today.  Most of the businesses on the street are empty.  The Lounge Bar, which faced the street on the left side of the photo, is empty, as is the small restaurant to the right of the front door.

The fire escape from the second floors exits on top of the entrance canopy.

It’s now October 2014.  The glory days of this hotel are long past, but right now there is massive construction happening in Rochester as the city attempts a rebuild.